This model represents a noncoding RNA gene. Some ncRNA genes have transformed into, or become assimilated into transposons. Others occur in sufficient copy number that ab initio repeat finders may classify them as repetitive elements. This entry is used to correctly identify the gene and its pseudogenes and prevent misannotation.
U8 C/D box snoRNA gene / pseudogene
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U8 snoRNA (small nucleolar RNA) is an unusual snoRNA that is involved in pre-rRNA cleavage rather than RNA methylation. While there is only a small number of U8 genes (perhaps only 1 copy), there are a couple of dozen pseudogenes in human.
Number of matches to this model that meet the "Gathering" threshold and more stringent "Trusted" threshold. For each threshold, two numbers are shown: (1) the number of matches to this model after removing redundant hits to other models ("non-redundant"), and (2) the total number of matches above threshold, including those with better scoring matches to other models ("all hits").
The model is 136 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 132.6. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:
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External Database Links
- Repbase : U8 [Requires Repbase registration]